ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Weekly Report 31 (March 9, 2015)



Michael D. Danti, Richard L. Zettler, Cheikhmous Ali, Abdalrazzaq Moaz, Tate Paulette, Kathryn Franklin, Allison Cuneo, and David Elitzer

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Key points from this report:

  • ISIL reportedly accelerated its deliberate destruction of heritage places in northern Iraq. The sites of Nimrud, Hatra, Khorsabad, and Assur were allegedly targeted. (pp. 82–128, 131–133)
  • ASOR CHI has continued to gather information on the objects shown in the February 26, 2015, ISIL video showing deliberate destructions in the Mosul Museum and at the site of Nineveh. (pp. 58–79)
  • ISIL reportedly destroyed the Hamou Qado Mosque and the Mosque of Sheikh Mohammad al-Abariqi in Mosul. (pp. 80–81, 129–130)
  • APSA posted new information on the al-Dalati Mosque in Homs and the Haron Dada Mosque and Bimaristan Arghun al-Kamili in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ancient City of Aleppo. (pp. 8–57)

* This report is based on research conducted by the “Syria Preservation Initiative: Planning for Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria." Weekly reports reflect reporting from a variety of sources and may contain unverified material. As such, they should be treated as preliminary and subject to change.

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